Bird Spirit Of Woodstock Festival 2016

22.7.2016 - 31.7.2016

Ten days of love, peace and joy with international bands, the DreamSpace Electronica Fest, the Mirapuri Rainbow Gathering and Mirapuri’s one and only original Bavarian Oktoberfest in Italy with free entrance and friendly prices for food, drinks and Hotel accommodation

Festival Artists 2016

Michel Montecrossa
and his band The Chosen Few

Mirapuri-Vogel
Mirapuri Cyberschlager, Orgastica-DJ, Cyberrock, Cyberdance, and New-Topical-Songs
Michel Montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa, internationally acclaimed Cyberrocker, Cyberschlager, Dance, Electronica, Orgastica-DJ (with Cyberbeat Poetry Chants), Topical-Song Writer and Founder of Mirapuri and the Spirit of Woodstock Festival created more than 2200 songs and 50 symphonic compositions. For the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2016 he specially wrote the ‘Festival of Love & Freedom Song’. The extraordinary work of Michel Montecrossa is constantly moving further. Fusion of all song-styles, symphonic music and music movies unite to form his unique Cyber-Rock-Schlager-Dance-Electronica-Orgastica and Topical-Music which he performs together with Mirakali, Diana Antara and his band The Chosen Few.
In addition to his outstanding musical career Michel Montecrossa also is a masterful painter, writer and movie-maker. At the festival you can see as special event ‘The Energy of Art Exhibition‘ of new Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings.

All Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali, Diana Antara and The Chosen Few CDs, DVDs, Downloads and merchandise is available at the Mirapuri-Shop on the festival ground and in the internet at www.Mirapuri-Shop.de

Members of Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few: Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Diana Antara (Vocals, Keyboard), Mercedes Star (Digital Drums) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Bass) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin)

Festival of Love & Freedom – Michel Montecrossa’s song for announcing the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2016 in Mirapuri
www.MichelMontecrossa.com | Buy Michel Montecrossa Audio-CDs, DVDs and Books from Mirapuri-Shop.de

Mirakali

Mirapuri-Vogel
Mirapuri Dance, Electronica, Orgastica-DJ & Cyberrock
Mirakali

Mirakali is a fantastic songwriter singing from her thrilling core of humanity, power, love and beauty. Her rockin, soothin' and dancin’ 21st Century songs go along with her abundant creativity as breathtaking cyberartist, moviemaker, poet and writer. One can experience Mirakali live during the Michel Montecrossa Concerts and various Mirapuri Festivals. Her music is released by Mira Sound Germany.

Michel Montecrossa says about Mirakali's music:
"Mirakali is a stunning electronica singer and songwriter with a warm and brilliant female power expressing itself in her music and lyrics, dedicated to love, peace, freedom and a deep sense of humanity. Her futuristic dynamic creations are moving beyond all conformity in the free air of vision and the high art of a wonderful personality."

Members of Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few: Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Diana Antara (Vocals, Keyboard), Mercedes Star (Digital Drums) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Bass) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin)

Mirakali Festival Movie: Starbringing Heroes
All Mirakali Song, Movie, Book and Art info at: www.Mirakali.net

Diana Antara

Mirapuri-Vogel
Mirapuri Cyberrock, Dance & DJ Party Electronica
Diana Antara

Diana Antara joined Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few and since then expresses her talent as singer, songwriter, DJ Party-D Electronica musician and performing artist, bringing her Cyberrock, Dance, Electronica songs and DJ Party-D instrumentals to the stage, to the studio and to the movie. One can experience Diana Antara live during the Michel Montecrossa Concerts. Her music is released by Mira Sound Germany.

Diana Antara about her music:
"Music for me is life: it is light, it is strong and wide. The dream that touches deep the heart and the energy, that turns you on and makes you happy and feel good. It's great to play futuristic Cyberrock, Dance Electronica & DJ Party-D sessions. As a singer I express love and the experience of life. Music is for me the key to dynamic outlooks, strong feelings and the intense push to go higher."

Members of Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few: Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Diana Antara (Vocals, Keyboard, Programming), Mercedes Star (Digital Drums) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Bass) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin)

Diana Antara Festival Movie: Burnin’ Heart
All Diana Antara Song, Movie, Book and Art info at: www.Diana-Antara.com

Electric Cake Salad

United Kingdom
Alternative, Electro, Rock Band
from England
Electric Cake Salad

ELECTRIC CAKE SALAD are an alternative/electro/rock band from the UK. The trio is comprised of Steve Gianolio-Jones (guitar, vocals, programming), Rob Leaver (bass) and Mick Morrell (guitar, backing vocals). The band are signed to Flicknife Records and release their latest album, "Subdiffusion" in 2016.
In 2015, Electric Cake Salad were voted NUMBER 1 in the Internet radio Top 100 most played & listened to track with 'Baby Firefly'!
Electric Cake Salad effortlessly traverse a multitude of different genres, fusing together 80s and 90s rock and old-school rave and electro. Even styles as diverse as dance, drum and bass, electronica, dubstep and hip-hop are not beyond their fingertips; the band in fact don't like to be associated with one particular genre, claiming that they are far too claustrophobic to be placed in a box!
When the band is not re-defining genres in the studio, they are making waves on the live circuit, performing at clubs and festivals up and down the UK throughout 2016 in support of the new album.  Regular favourites of the festival scene, they have also recently been seen on stage throughout the UK  with Jesus Jones, Hawkwind, Howard Jones, Chesney Hawkes, Steve Hillage, The Sweet, Nik Kershaw and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
“Electric Cake Salad put together a storming set... Their 'space rock' sound – crunching guitars, over processed beats – got the crowd going as they performed tunes like Superstar with much conviction and competence.” – Live Review 2016 sees the band on the road in support of the new album, "Subdiffusion".
This is our second trip to the Festival and with Steve's relatives living locally we hope to enjoy another fabulous time with our family and new friends in Mirapuri!

Band Members: Steve Gianolio-Jones (guitar, vocals, programming) • Rob Leaver (bass) • Mick Morrell (guitar, backing vocals)

www.electriccakesalad.co.uk

NSJB

Italy
Rock Ballads from Italy
NSJB

Dopo oltre due anni di assenza dalle scene ( l’ ultimo concerto live degli NSJB risale al dicembre 2013 ) nell’ inverno del 2015 i quattro membri originali del gruppo si ritrovano e con l’ aiuto di qualche birra decidono di cercare un chitarrista e di tentare una riunion. Addirittura alla fine i chitarristi che entrano a fare parte della band sono due, Moreno Ciana e Giorgio Platini.
Entrambi alternano pezzi con la chitarra solista a pezzi con la ritmica e Giorgio è la prima voce in alcuni brani.
Il sound con due chitarre è pieno e caldo, la musica proposta è quella classica degli NSJB, già ascoltata ed apprezzata allo Spirit of Woodstock Festival negli anni 2010, 2011 e 2013, con l’ aggiunta di alcuni pezzi un po’ meno “antichi” ma appartenenti sempre al filone e all’ ispirazione rock degli anni ’70.
Niente musica house, dance, hip-hop, techno, diavolerie elettroniche. Solo chitarre, tastiere e batteria, vecchi strumenti appartenenti all’ anima rock per ricordarci e ricordare cosa era la musica di 40/50 anni fa.
Enjoy the band, enjoy the good old rock !!!!!

Band Members: Fabrizio Battista (keyboard) • Mario Carlevaro (guitar, bass) • Moreno Ciana (guitar) &ull; Gisella Gallarotti (vocals) • Rolando Maulini (drums) • Giorgio Platini (guitar)

www.myspace.com/nsjb.live

A.D.A.

Italy
Poetic Rock from Italy
A.D.A.

Always travelled through the life with love for artistic experience, we joined our talents in 2014. We were painter, sculptor and poet separately…but we discovered that music could become a common form of expression of our talents. Then we put our minds on studying music in these last two years. We are a rock trio with a simple but effective sound. We realised in April 2016 our first CD. Now we need to seed our music in the world.

Band Members: Antonio D’Adderio (bass, vocals) • Alberto Testoni (guitar, vocals) • Sebastiano D’Alia (drums)

www.ada73.com

Sonicgum

Germany
Electronic Dance from Germany

SONICGUM is just another electronic dance project by Thomas Gäbhard. A colourful mixture of different styles in electronic dance music

soundcloud.com/sonicgum

Anarcord

Italy
Electrodance from Italy
Anarcord

Anarcord: electrodance Milanese duo born from the ashes of Xilema in 2003. The meaning of Anarcord is multiple: recall the anarchy of the chord in opposition st the rules but also the "I do not remember" as opposed to "I remember" (Amarcord). The "I do not remember" is the basis of the eternal suffering: those who do not learn from their mistakes is destined to repeat them. 2 LP assets, "Handle with care, devil inside" of 2006 and "Riviera" of 2010, a wide variety of singles and remixes. Important collaborations, from Garbo to Styloo , from Giobia to CH'AB, from Nick Terry (The libertines - Babyshambles) until Andrew "Hippy" Baldwin (Prodigy - UNKLE - Faithless).

www.anarcord.it

Superjam

Germany
Reggae from Germany
Superjam

Already their Debut-Album “rEvolution pARTy”, which has been released in summer 2012 convinced of songs, sound and lyrics not just only Reggaefans but also critics, press and radio.
Singer-SongwriterTommy Kaub’s impressing voice and his charismatic-aggressive guitar-works set an example, as his – against the mainstream – extremely political and critical, profound and honest lyrics.
He prefers using the german language – sometimes with english parts- intelligent to intellectual and with an own easiness and charm; and in common mind with Marley, Tosh or also Lennon – with much message and engagement for the people.
‘Reggae (or being an artist) implicates engagement and civil courage’; in USA the debut-album was on index immediately.
After the RootMission-Festival-Tours 2013+2014 all over Reggae-Germany with great artists like Mellow Mark, Ras Abraham, Singing U., The Busters, Mad Professor, Redhed, Joe Ariwa, Lady Marga, Vitamin X, Black Prophet, Mystic Man und Mamadee Wappler the 2. studio-album “RootMission“ soon come in 2015.
Live SUPERJAM present own songs of the outstanding albums “rEvolution pARTy“ and “RootMission“, but also all smash-hits from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Diana King, Sean Paul, UB40, Inner Circle, Rihanna, 10CC, Eddy Grant, Alicia Keys, Eagles, Garland Jeffries, Dawn Penn and many more.
Rocking for Love, Singing for Peace, Jamming for Freedom!

www.superjam.biz

Fran San Disco

Austria
Disco Power Pop from Austria
Fran San Disco

FRAN SAN DISCO may switch some letters but heart and soul are definitely in the right place. Cheeky guitar-riffs and synths, from screaming, in-your-face to atmospheric-deep, all together put through a mad techno-rollercoaster. Deep down, the bass is buzzing and booming, driven by mechanical drumbeats - but FRAN SAN DISCO remain - human after all. The ingenious vocal harmonics immediately claim their space in your ear canal and clarify, that they’re here to stay. All that combined sums up the unmistakeable trademark sound - shiny like Las Vegas, vibrant like mo‘ town Detroit, dangerous like Chicago and big like the apple - it’s FRAN SAN DISCO 2016!

fransandisco.com

Bruno De Rossi

Italy
Finger Style, Finger Picking from Italy
Bruno De Rossi

After few years of rock and roll from 10 years, play 2 guitars with rock songs, pop songs and ragtime songs in standard tuning and open tuning.

www.facebook.com/bruno.derossi.3

Don Rodriguez

Italy
Rock from Italy
Don Rodriguez

I DON rodriguez si formano nel 2012. Sono un trio rock italiano, dalla sponda piemontese del Lago Maggiore.
Dopo due EP "fatti in casa", nel 2015 esce per Dischi Soviet Studio "L'indimenticane", album vero e proprio.
La critica reagisce positivamente e a dicembre 2015 il disco entra nella Top 5 annuale del quotidiano nazionale "Il Manifesto". Piglio decisamente rock e liriche cantautoriali, essenziali.
"L'indimenticane" Ë un disco che sa il fatto suo, cosÏ come la band che ce lo propone" (Rockit).
"Líindimenticane dei piemontesi DON rodriguez, ed Ë subito un debutto di quelli che contano nei gironi underground" (RockOn). "Una voce cristallina che arriva dritta allíorecchio dellíascoltatore e strumenti classici che ricreano armonie moderne e arcaiche al tempo stesso. I DON rodriguez ricordano a tratti i cantastorie díaltri tempi" (Oubliettemagazine).
"Finalmente una band che fa rock cantato in italiano e non urla... Un sound energico e potente e testi mai banali perfezionano questo album che potremmo definire un ottimo esordio" (Music Reviews 2.0).
"Alla fine quello che resta Ë un album intenso, senza quelle melodie villane che vorrebbero il verso alla musica alternativa... L'apocalisse di un delitto consumato in musica" (Heart of Glass).

www.facebook.com/donrodrigueztherockband

Bonies & Hot Sausages

Italy
70s/90s Style Rock from Italy
Bonies & Hot Sausages

The history of Bonies & Hot Sausages begins between the end of the 90s and the 2000s. In that period Fabio Bonomi (bass player) and Simone Piva (guitar player) were part of a project that included long sessions of acoustic improvisation in the most various places; abandoned factories, warehouses roofs, woods. It often happened that there were some people to attend to everything and among them Alberto Fabbris (guitar and vocals) and Daniele Fabbris (drums) before as spectators and then as musicians. There was a magic atmosphere, 70's style, but then their roads were divided for years on various projects until the year 2012 when, for various coincidences, they met again to create new music that were inspired by the past moments.
Since 2012, Bonies & Hot Sausages share their rock music all around the pubs and festivals and in the spring of 2014 they also released a self-produced EP named "The Ancient Jar".

Band Members: Daniele Fabbris (Drums) • Simone Piva (Guitar) • Fabio Bonomi (Bass) • Alberto Fabbris (Guitar, Lead Vocals)

www.facebook.com/BoniesHotSausages

Micael Castor
and Karen & Tommy

Denmark
Classical Rhythmic and
Musical Singing Style from Denmark
Mical Castor Andersen

Micael Castor is a multi talented Danish singer and composer.
He performs in both classical, rhythmic and musical singing style.
Micael Castor released his first album in 2005 with own compositions that were recorded in Denmark, England (London) and USA (Los Angeles).
It received 3 stars on the German Nordische Musik, which is the most famous German webpage for Nordic Music. His composition skills and singing were compared with the ones of Elton John.
Later that year he released a CD with Christmas songs in Danish and English – this album was recorded in The Church Of Peace (Fredens Kirke) in Svendborg – and received sales and recognition in Denmark, England and USA.
Thereafter he made two albums in 2006 and 2007 on working class songs. The first album lead to that he was invited to perform at the The Labor Festival in San Francisco in USA.
His recording of one the most famous Danish working class songs came on Youtube – and is today the most played Danish working class song on Youtube with more than 350.000 clicks.
His second album received so much attention that the previous prime minister came to the reception.
Both albums have received airplay on Danish radio.
Micael Castor is also an organiser of cultural events and concerts. He has organised 5 songwriter festival in Denmark. Also several concerts for local and foreign artists.
He has for 3 times been organising The Nordic Tenor Festival – which in 2012 was very special, since he arranged the festival on Greenland and sang in the gala show with stars from The Royal Danish Theatre.
Micael Castor is a member of the Danish composer organisation DJBFA – and has for more than 3 years been arranging events for the members with speeches by famous singers and composers.
In 2015 he made concerts on the theme “The songs of Freedom” with songs primarily from 1940-1945 in Danish and English to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation.
In Denmark he performed at a local theatre in Aarhus together with the Police Women´s choir and Natalie McCool (Female Artist of the year in Liverpool).
He made a concert on the 5th of May in Nordic Church in Liverpool that was recommended by Liverpool Echo as among the 5 most important events in Liverpool on that day.
On 1st and 2nd of October he performed at the famous Actor´s House in Kiev – a concert that received lots of positive feedback.
In Denmark he has yearly several concerts at venues and festivals. On his repertoire are great musical hit songs from Broadway to London, Danish and Nordic songs in classical singing style, German songs especially beautiful romantic ones in classical style. He also sings rhythmic songs in Danish, English and German.
Languages – he sings in Danish, German, English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian and French.

www.youtube.com/user/micaelcas

The Bonneville

Italy
Rock from Italy
The Bonneville

THE BONNEVILLE born at the end of 2010 in Verbania, when 3 friends decide to play music together and realized soon that there are a lot of feeling ...so they decide to make a real project made of rock.. simple and full of energy.. with a little bit influence of garage, funky, blues and psychedelic music.
In 2013, after 3 years of concert the band had to stop for a couple of years to return in 2016 with a new bass player e more energy to spent on a stage

Band Members: Gibo (vocals, guitar) • Loris (drums) • Nik (bass)

www.facebook.com/TheBonneville/

State Of Grace

Italy
Hard Rock from Italy
State Of Grace

Gli State Of Grace sono una rock band italiana. Nascono a Novara verso la fine del 2014 e propongono brani inediti in lingua inglese il cui genere spazia dall‘hard rock classico al glam metal degli anni ’80, fino al melodico rock. Ad inizio 2016 e dopo diversi cambi di line up, il chitarrista Mark Panaia, il bassista Carlo “Bat” Bigatti e il batterista Andrea “Blackhawk” Muscarello, co-fondatore del gruppo, decidono di ingaggiare alla voce il cantante di Vigevano Pietro Ramella (ex Glass Boys Society), grazie al quale stabiliscono una formazione definitiva. I 4 hanno all’attivo diversi live e sono in procinto di entrare in studio di registrazione per incidere il loro primo ep.

Band Members: Pietro Ramella (vocals) • Mark Panaia (guitar) • Carlo Bat Bigatti (bass)

www.facebook.com/Stateofgrace2014/

Menny B. Good

Italy
Blues from Italy
Menny B. Good

Dopo 3 anni di assenza dallo Spirit of Woodstock sta per tornare Menny B.Good, con un nuovo spettacolo da One-Man-Band, in cui si riflettono le esperienze maturate negli ultimi anni come artista di strada del nostro Menestrello, siete pronti a essere trasportati dalla sua macchina del tempo in un caleidoscopio di luci, suoni e colori?
Rock'n'roll, Folk, Blues, Italian classic e molto altro nel suo repertorio da musicista di Strada vi aspettano allo Spirit of Woodstock per una serata che lascerà il segno.

soundcloud.com/menestrello

Sticky Girls and
Stupid Tables

Germany
Blues and Funk from Germany
Sticky Girls & Stupid Tables

Sticky Girls and Stupid Tables started in 2012 in Berlin. The band consists of four energized musicians, stemming from Spain and Germany. Their musical Genre is formed by a combination of Funk, Blues, Ska and Latin. They're only four but they ride and shoot like thousands – that means everywhere the Stupid Tables play, people start to shake and dance.

Band Members: Tim Budde (vocals) • Christoph Margraf (guitar) • Matthias Renneke (bass) • Nicolas Rodrigo Vasquez Borlando (drums)

stupidtables.bandcamp.com

Frozen Rain

Italy
Classic Rock from Italy
Frozen Rain

Modern indie meets classic rock - the Italian band `Frozen Rain’ is no longer considered an insider’s tip among native companions.
Formed in 2010 by frontman Max Elia Schweigkofler, guitarist Fabian Pichler, bassist Benni Longo and drummer Felix Bachmann, the four have since had multiple appearances at festivals and concerts within their hometown Bolzano and the rest of Italy, but also across the border with performances in Germany, Austria and the UK.

facebook.com/frozenrainband

Manila Motel

Germany
Heavy Rock Band from Germany
Manila Motel

Manila Motel, Heavy Rock Band from Reutlingen Germany. Pumping Powerful rocksongs mixed with wonderful ballads are on the setlist to enertain and rock the audience. After the release of the first Album "Mothers Eyes - Fathers Fists" in 2014 the band successfully took part in different great online music competitions like the Youbloom Mzsic Award or the Global Rockstar Online Contest. 2015 Manila Motel played with big acts like Bonfire and Battle Beast at the Dynamite Festival!

www.manila-motel.com

All songs, videos and photos © by the artists.

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